Charlton Horethorne is a small rural school at the heart of the local community.

Our mixed class structure means we have flexibility when it comes to admissions. It is not expected that any parents who have expressed a preference will be refused admission to Charlton Horethorne for their son or daughter.

If you would like to come and visit our school please contact the school office who will be happy to arrange this for you. If you would like to apply for a place at our school.  Please visit the Somerset website and click on the link below.

Somerset Admissions Website

Admissions Policy 2018-19 Admission Arrangements 2019/20 SAST Supplementary Information Form - 2019-20 Admission arrangements for 2020/21


For 2021-2022 admissions please see the SAST Admissions Policy available here.


In-Year Admissions

Parents/carers of prospective students who wish to be considered for admission to Charlton Horethorne CE Primary School during the school year should contact the school directly. If there are spaces available in the appropriate year group, a tour of the school will be arranged, along with a chance to meet and discuss the application process.

Admissions Consultation

Dear Parents, Carers and Stakeholders,

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust is the admissions authority for all schools within the Trust.  Under section 1.42 of the Schools Admission Code 2014, SAST schools are obliged to consult with parents, carers and other stakeholders about the content of its Admissions Policy, irrespective of the policy being changed, at least every seven years.  This consultation must be for a minimum period of 6 weeks and should take place between 1 October and 31 January.

There have been no substantial changes to the Admissions Policy since the last consultation in December 2018 in terms of criteria for entry.  However, we have added to the list of SAST schools as we have had new schools join in 2019 and we have also listed the feeder schools for The Gryphon School, Sherborne and King Arthurs School, Wincanton for information.

With regard to the changes described above, you are respectfully invited to review this updated 2021/22 policy and provide any comments directly to the Trust by email or by post to the following address by 17th January 2019:

Steve Hillier, CEO

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust

St. Aldhelm’s House, c/o The Gryphon School

Bristol Road


Dorset   DT9 4EQ

Proposed SAST Schools Admissions Policy 2021-22

The SAST Admissions policy can be accessed via the school office or via the SAST website.

Thank you for taking part in this consultation.


Contact Us

For more information or to get in touch:

01963 220345
or by Email